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I recently felt the need to get out my Mini Scone Pan and try my hand at a festive breakfast of Gingerbread Scones with Cream Cheese Glaze.  The result was super yummy!  They taste similar to a gingerbread cookie; packed with cinnamon, ginger, and clove flavors, but make a tasty breakfast or treat.  I think these are slightly more moist than traditional scones and have a nice texture.  They pair well with some scrambled eggs and bacon or could be added to your brunch menu. Click this link for the Mini Scone Pan. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F.  Generously brush the scone pan with vegetable shortening.  I find vegetable shortening works best when removing the scones after baking.  The pan is a little hard to clean because of the corners but if you soak it in warm soapy water for a short while it will clean up … Continue reading

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Scones are a new favorite baked good of mine.  When I was younger, I thought they were hard and dry, and not very tasty, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to appreciate the texture and flavor.  They are sweet, dense, dry, and crumbly, yet oh so good!  They pair well with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning for breakfast.   I was recently gifted a Mini Scone Pan, and this is the only way I will make scones.  Sure, you can prepare the dough, roll it out, cut it into triangles, and bake it but the pan reduces many of the required steps and is so easy to use.  Plus, you get 16 scones so there is plenty to serve at brunch, to bring to work to share, or to save for leftovers are home.  Click this link for the Mini Scone Pan. The 3 recipes I want to share with you … Continue reading

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It’s my favorite time of year!  The weather is starting to cool down, the leaves are starting to change, and you can find pumpkin spice at just about any store.  That’s what I’m talking about when I say my favorite time of year…. all things pumpkin spice.  I love the flavor, but I also love that it’s available for a limited time, so it’s something I look forward to enjoying. I like to create a few new recipes each year that are pumpkin spice themed.  Most are breakfast or dessert themed but that’s OK with me!  Pumpkin spice is a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger.  It’s sweet, spicy, warm, and cozy.  Yes…cozy.  Think of the feeling you get when you drink a hot cup of apple cider on a cool day.  That’s a feeling I get when enjoying pumpkin spice food.  Even better, the pumpkin spice recipes I’m going to share with you today are hearty and filling, … Continue reading

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Quiche makes a great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Quiches are easy to make in advance, refrigerates well, and reheats well (think yummy leftovers).  My recipe for Broccoli & Bacon Quiche with Pepper Jack Cheese is certain to be a crowd favorite.  It’s packed with tender broccoli, crispy, salty bacon, and spicy pepper jack cheese. The recipe can be found here. Start by letting the pie crust sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes to soften.  I like to use refrigerated pie crust for the simplicity of it, but you can use homemade if you prefer.  Once softened, unroll the pie crust and place in a 9-inch pie plate.  Crimp the edges and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Microwave the broccoli according to package instructions.  Set aside to cool slightly.  I find it easiest to use “heat and serve” frozen broccoli.  If you prefer, you … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Breakfast Pizzas are a quick breakfast or brunch idea that are easy to make and will be a fan favorite.  These aren’t your traditional pizzas with marinara sauce and pizza toppings.  They are completely made up of “breakfast food” items.  The crust is puff pastry so it’s incredibly light, flakey, and buttery.  You combine Havarti and parmesan cheese to get this creamy, melty, cheesy goodness in every bite.  I like to use maple bacon because I love the maple flavor and think it pairs well with the salty elements in this recipe, but you could substitute any flavor of bacon or even use Canadian bacon or sausage.  The eggs are cooked to your liking (whether you want a hard yolk or runny yolk).  I haven’t tried this recipe with scrambled eggs but I’m sure they would yield a similar result. This is going to be a breakfast meal you will love and want to make … Continue reading

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A simple Ham & Gruyere Quiche is sure to please your taste buds so look no further for a quick and easy (yet delicious) breakfast that is perfect for a weekday morning or weekend brunch! If you are unfamiliar with gruyere cheese, it’s a traditional Swiss cheese that is semi-hard and has a rich, creamy, salty, and nutty flavor.  It works well as a substitute for Swiss cheese in recipes but also tastes great on its own with some crackers or bread.  In this quiche recipe, the gruyere cheese pairs well with the tender and salty ham and the soft and creamy eggs. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Next prepare the pie crust.  If you are using frozen pie crust, make sure it has time to fully thaw before you start.  If you are using refrigerated pie crust, let it sit on the counter … Continue reading

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One of my favorite parts of Easter Brunch is the desserts 😊 Everything is decorated with bunnies, Peeps, little candy eggs, etc. It’s just so cute and festive! I love to explore and create new recipes using all the seasonal candies and that’s what I’m going to share with you today – dessert ideas for your Easter celebration. First up are Birds’ Nests.  I’m sure you’ve seen these before for other holidays, sometimes referred to as Haystacks.  These are super easy to make and only require a few ingredients.  They are sweet, crunchy, and the perfect bite-sized treat!  I have 2 different flavors, Chocolate and Peanut Butter. The Chocolate Birds’ Nests recipe can be found here. The Peanut Butter Birds’ Nests recipe can be found here. Let’s start with the Chocolate Birds’ Nests.  Add the chocolate and peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl.  Heat for 60 seconds, then stir.  Heat for an additional 30 seconds and stir again.  Continue … Continue reading

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Carbonara Baked Potatoes are something we tried recently, and I would definitely make again!  You are probably most familiar with Pasta Carbonara, but this is a spin on the traditional Italian dish.  Carbonara is essentially pancetta or bacon, with eggs, parmesan, salt, pepper, and maybe a little olive oil.  It’s comfort food at its finest and super yummy when paired with baked potatoes 😊 The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash and dry the potatoes.  Use a fork to pierce the potatoes on all sides (plus a few extra for good measure).  Rub each potato with a little olive oil and place on the baking sheet.  I also like to sprinkle mine with a little salt but it’s optional.  Bake for 1 hour or until tender (aka you can easily pierce the potato with a fork). While the potatoes bake, cook the bacon according to … Continue reading

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If you are looking for a quick and easy breakfast option I have just the thing – Ham and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas.  These are all the rage at my house!  They come together in a matter of minutes, can be customized, are portable if you need to eat on the run, and are big enough to share (if you want 😊). My favorite ingredients to use are scrambled eggs, ham, and cheese.  Very simple but very tasty.  You can substitute the ham for breakfast sausage or add veggies like mushrooms, spinach, onions, peppers, etc.  Make it your own!  One thing I want to point out is that the meat needs to be pre-cooked.  You will not be cooking or heating the quesadilla enough to fully cook the meat through.  Sliced deli ham works great because it’s thin and can be used as is or chopped into small pieces.  Pre-cooked breakfast sausage (I’m partial to the crumbles) also works well.  If you … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for some festive food and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with pancakes!  Kidding…kind of 😊 Pancakes are one of those items we have once or twice a year but when we do have them, we remember how much we enjoy them.  They are filling, a hearty meal for cold weather, can be enjoyed any time of day (raise your hand if you’re a fan of brinner…breakfast for dinner), and can be prepared in a variety of flavors.  Since it is holiday season, what better way to enjoy pancakes than in some traditional holiday flavors?  That is my goal with this blog post; to provide you with some yummy new recipes and hopefully give you recipe ideas for Christmas morning or another meal around the holidays. I present to you (drum roll please)… Grinch Pancakes with a Cream Cheese Icing and Whipped Cream Eggnog Pancakes with Vanilla Syrup Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with … Continue reading

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